Preventing Technological Unemployment by Widening our Understanding of Capital and Progress: Making Robots Work for Us*

C. W.M. Naastepad*, Christopher Houghton Budd

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Abstract

Unless we direct technology, technology will increasingly direct us, with mass un(der)employment and a possible atrophying of the human soul (i.e. human thinking, feeling and will) as likely consequences. The root of such problems is a failure to understand capital fully, itself a consequence of a failure to understand fully the human condition. The solution is to complete today’s incomplete theory of capital so that capital can take on its true role as the enabler of human capacities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-132
Number of pages18
JournalEthics and Social Welfare
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Aristotelian character
  • basic income
  • Capital
  • homo economicus

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